The Beauty of Art Nouveau

The Beauty of Art Nouveau – 11 x 14 inch acrylic portrait on stretched canvas I know it has been a while since I have posted any new art, but I have been busy painting, and loving every minute of it! A few weeks ago, we were studying the art of Alphonse Mucha in our…

Cambria Flowers

Cambria Flowers – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar professional art panel (Reserved) I had such a lovely time painting at the ocean. These flowers were inspired by the gorgeous still life paintings of Louis Valtat. Have you ever seen his work? It is amazing. With his paintings in mind, I wanted to paint…

Flowers and Faces

It’s been a very full month of painting, at every opportunity! From bouquets to portraits, I have been mixing it up a little. And a couple of these, were painted while I was on vacation near the ocean. Nothing like fresh sea air to inspire me! There are influences here of all kinds, from artists…

Portrait of Octavia

Portrait of Octavia – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on Raymar panel I am still learning from Fauve artists of the past. This time, in our Let’s Face It 2018 class, we learned about Irma Stern, who was a painter in South Africa. I love her beautiful portraits of women, and was happy to try…

Portrait of Tova

Portrait of Tova – 8 x 10 inch acrylic portrait on Raymar panel Sometimes it’s fun to just play around with color palettes and loose brush strokes…and that’s what happened here with sweet Tova. I am not sure why she looks a little forlorn, but I do love that light violet blue with the pops…

Portrait of Lucienne

Portrait of Lucienne – 11 x 14 inch acrylic on professional Raymar panel I always have fun learning from a master, especially if that master is Vincent van Gogh! During our online class, Let’s Face It, we were encouraged to try the style of the artist, and combine it with our own. And that’s how…

Portrait of Irina

Portrait of Irina – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on canvas board This past month, one of our master artists we are learning from, on Let’s Face It 2018, is Nicolai Fechin. He was an amazing Russian artist, and his portraits are beautiful! I love the looseness of his brush work, and I was trying…